What is a Waste Audit?
A waste audit is a physical analysis of your waste stream to quantify the
types of materials that are being disposed of at your location.
The detailed understanding it provides helps identify opportunities for
reducing waste and increasing diversion from the landfill through improved recycling systems.
Why are Waste Audits important?
Waste audits highlight how your organization can reduce landfill-bound waste.
They reveal how effective your existing recycling system is in capturing all recyclable materials
and establishes a baseline from which your organization can improve going forward.
Essentially, you might learn that you are over-paying for trash service or do not have
the proper recycling collection service to match the materials being generated.
Follow-up waste audits can mark progress towards sustainable goals. Plus, understanding
your organization’s waste stream can help pinpoint where to reduce purchasing on certain materials to reduce waste altogether.
How is a Waste Audit conducted?
Momentum Recycling provides you with a pre-audit checklist to ensure an accurate sample is collected and then coordinates with your staff to set aside a representative sample of your waste stream (trash + recycling).
Our expert waste auditors will characterize and quantify the material types in each waste stream and provide you with a detailed report. The report will show what percent of material comprises each stream and provide a Waste Management Plan with specific actions for improvement.
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